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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2015, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy scutariella japonica everywhere!!!

I need guidance from an invert. master.

A few days ago I discovered little white worms in my tank. At first I thought they were only on the glass, but with closer inspection I noticed them on my RCS's. I also have amanos in the tank, but they appeared to have no worms. I believe they are scutariella japonica because they were between the eyes. So, today I did a salt dip and was able to see the little worms jump off.

How should I go about ridding my tank of the unwanted critters?

Would adding salt to my tank help?

10 gallon
HOB 20 aqua clear
dual sponge filter
18W T8
Dosing 1ml Flourish Excel daily
10% water change a week

GH 6.5 KH 7 PH 6.8 - 7.2 Ammonia 0 Nitrites 0 Nitrates <5 ppm
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2015, 08:09 PM
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Salt dips get rid of them, but if you think there are any left remove the molts. They spread through shrimp eating molts
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